The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but several services which offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record would be and an MX record can be Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared hosting that we offer, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, as an example, you would like to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any difficulties if you wish to point your site or e-mails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.